I’m going to sound a little crotchety and maybe old-fashioned here. My mom told me of a conversation with a first-grade teacher she knows from church. The teacher held her make-up snow day class for her first-grade students. The school district picked last Saturday for the make-up. Guess … [Read more...] about Christine gets crotchety
This article originally appeared on TEDx Lincoln Square - New York City Looking beyond our societal-limitations and book-cover judgments of others opens a playground of possibility when raw talent lurks. Sometimes you must rattle a few cages (including our own) to get to the next … [Read more...] about A Look Beyond: Seeing Raw Talent In Yourself And Others
Christine Rich: Meena, now that you have trained year-round for 16 years, did you ever think when you were young that you would be dancing the lead principal part in our ballet this year, Raymonda’s Dream? Meena Jain: It became a goal for me the beginning of high school, but not when I was … [Read more...] about Interview With CRS Student Meena Jain
Christine: How do you feel being one of the students who has studied dance the longest at CRS? Ashley: It’s very rewarding. It feels pretty impressive to stick with something so long. Compared to other high school peers, I’ve stuck with something for 17 years. Christine: What has that given … [Read more...] about Interview With Student Ashley Thopiah – Lead Of “Visions Of Don Quixote”, Student At CRS For 17 Years, Graduating Senior Going To Butler University In Dance
You’ve paid for the dance lessons, bought the class uniform and shoes. At home, before class, you’re wiping the last telltale signs of pizza sauce off, getting your young child to the bathroom and praying you remember where the dance bag is. You feel the manic push to be on time. Then … [Read more...] about The Dreaded Tantrum Before Dance Class. Is Hiding On A Tropical Isle The Best Option?
Hello! A picture is worth a thousand words. This video is worth a thousand experiences. I could never convey in words the joy dancers feel when they have trained, worked hard and had the courage to go on a stage and perform. It’s an exhilaration that is hard to describe because it is a … [Read more...] about Competition Team Feb 2015